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Past Life Regressive #29 | A Poem by Ryan Quinn Flanagan | The Poet Community

The conqueror rode into our village
on a white horse
just as had been prophesied
and I lowered my head as though the dirt
held some last grainy magic
wondering what had been done to so offend
the star people

and when our women were lead away
in irons
not a single man cried because
that was the way

knowing the skulls of our sky children
would weep for us
long after they were

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his other half and mounds of snow. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, The Poet Community, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

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